Day in history for January 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The first number of the German paper appeared this morning. It is a fine looking sheet, well printed, with new type and ably edited.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The ferry is still running.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Thirty-five new cases of scarlet fever were reported in Moline during the week, bringing the total to almost a hundred cases. Only seven cases have been reported in Rock Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The last open house campaign for new members will be held tonight in the Moose Lodge Hall.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Twin girls formerly of Rock Island will sing at festivities inaugurating President Eisenhower. They are Linda Lee and Sandra Sue Leland, daughters of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Naef, 2418 Tunlaw Rd., Washington, D.C. The twins will appear in six television programs publicizing the inaugural parade and other activities.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A minimum sale price of $110,000 was set for vacant West Campus Tuesday by Rock Island-Milan Board of Education members, who also accepted a bid for an empty elementary school. The board unanimously accepted a $40,000 bid, the only one offered in an auction Jan. 9, for Lincoln School, 6th Avenue and 22nd Street, Rock Island. No auction date has been set for West Campus, a former ninth-grade center at 9th Street and 13th Avenue.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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